University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Environmental Sciences [RSENR] (Bachelor of Science)


The Environmental Sciences major provides students with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience to identify, analyze, and solve "real world" environmental problems arising from human activities.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree.

Required courses: BCOR 011/BCOR 012; CHEM 031/CHEM 032; CHEM 0421; GEOL 055 or PSS 161; MATH 019/MATH 0202; NR 1402 or STAT 141; ENSC 001, ENSC 009, ENSC 130, ENSC 160, ENSC 201, ENSC 202; fourteen to seventeen credits in one of the following concentrations: Agriculture and the Environment, Conservation Biology and Biodiversity, Ecological Design, Environmental Analysis and Assessment, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Environmental Resources, Water Resources. Up-to-date course requirements for each concentration are available online or from the student’s advisor or the dean's office; students may elect to petition to develop a self-design concentration.

1 Students interested in areas such as environmental analysis and assessment should consider taking more advanced courses, such as CHEM 141/CHEM 142.
2 Also fulfills the RSENR general education requirement.